Legal aid is available in the Crown Court and is also subject to means testing.
A person will not have to pay towards the costs of their defence case if they are under 18 or if they receive certain benefits.
If a person’s annual household disposable income is below £37,500 then they will be eligible for Legal Aid, although they may have to pay a contribution towards the costs of their defence if their annual disposable income is above £3,398
The regulations and criteria surrounding legal aid can often be confusing and complex. Our highly skilled team will guide you through each step of the process.